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NCC Report: Mobile Internet Users Hit 103m in May, Steady Increase Show Internet Adoption

Internet users in Nigeria have significantly increased in the month of May with about 103 million Nigerians as active subscribers for data (Internet) services compared to 101 million in April. This is according to the latest NCC report on its website. The new data showed a marginal increase of about 1.9 million (1,943,223) new active internet subscribers on the Global System for ...

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Egyptian Parliament Passes Cybercrimes Law to Legitimize its Efforts to Curb Free Speech!

Couple of weeks ago, the Egyptian parliament approved a draconian Law on Combating Information Technology Crimes, also known as the Cybercrimes law, which compels Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Egypt to censor content and collect data on users at the behest of the government and outlines harsh punishments for individuals. Violators of this law can face up to five years ...

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MAG holds Nigeria Internet Governance Forum in Abuja!

The Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group (MAG) of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) has held special edition of NIGF 2018 in a two day events in Abuja. MAG which comprising Federal Ministry of Communications (MoC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC), DigitalSENSE Africa Media among others top ...

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Villagers Attack the last Hippopotamus in a river in Niger State!

An eye witness has narrated how the whole villagers in Niger State attacked a poor hippopotamus with all the weapons you could think of in the world, before it gave up the ghost. This reason for this attack is yet unclear. According to the eye witness, he said the villagers believed that the presence of the Hippopotamus in their river ...

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Plateau Govt gazettes Gender Equal Opportunity Law, first in Northern Nigeria!

The Plateau State government has gazetted the Gender Equal Opportunity Law(GEO) passed since 2015 in the State , making it the first in Northern in Nigeria. The Law gazette on June 27, is to protect women from all forms of discrimination in Politics, economy, traditions and social issues amongst others. Speaking at an event to celebrate the gesture on Friday ...

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Nigeria Internet Governance Forum – #NIGF2018 to hold in #Abuja!

The Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group (MAG) of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF), comprising of Federal Ministry of Communications (MoC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC), DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Creative Technology Development International (CTDL), and Global Network for Cybersolution (GNC), in collaboration with the Internet community stakeholders ...

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Algeria and Iraq shut down #internet to prevent exam cheating

The government takes the decision in an effort to prevent a repeat of the 2016 leaks in high school exams The Algerian government has ordered telecom companies to shut down the internet in the country for several hours every day for the next few days to prevent high school students from cheating. Facebook will be blocked completely during the five days the ...

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Ethiopia unblocks censored TVs and Websites

A senior Ethiopian official says the country has opened access to 264 blocked websites and TV broadcasters. Fitsum Arega, who is the prime minister’s chief of staff, said in his tweet that “freedom of expression is a foundational right” and “essential for engaged and responsible” citizens. He added that “only a free market of ideas will lead to the truth”. Among the ...

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The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo signs a decree to control the online Media

The Minister of Communication and Media, Lambert Mende Omalanga signed on June 14, 2018 an order implementing measures of the law 96-002 of June 22, 1996 setting the modalities of the exercise of the freedom press in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This order stipulates in the preamble that it is in accordance with article 83 of the constitution of ...

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DNF, IPAS officially Premiere #AkachiTheSeries in Abuja!

Akachi the Series, a new release drama series that seeks to address several misconceptions and myths around sexual and reproductive health and rights by the Dorothy Njemanze Foundation in conjunction with IPAS Nigeria has been officially screened for the general public in Abuja today, 20th June. The screening which took place at the Silverbird Cinema Abuja had huge turn-out of ...

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